Ornithine Carbamoyltransferase in Liver of the Dipnoan Protopterus aethiopicus

Science  24 Sep 1965:
Vol. 149, Issue 3691, pp. 1515
DOI: 10.1126/science.149.3691.1515


Ornithine carbamoyltransferase, an enzyme that occurs typically in vertebrates having a ureotelic metabolism, is present in the liver of the African lungfish Protopterus aethiopicus. The reaction studied depends on L-ornithine, carbamoylphosphate, and unboiled homogenate of liver.